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Logan Paul under fire after featuring underage girl in Flat Earth mockumentary

Published: 27/Mar/2019 20:53 Updated: 27/Mar/2019 20:57

by Virginia Glaze


Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul unveiled his anticipated Flat Earth ‘documentary’ on March 20. Now, he is under fire for the video – but not for duping his audience.

Flat Earth International Conference organizer Robbie Davidson called out Paul in a Tweet on March 26, where he claimed that the YouTuber featured a 14-year-old girl in the video without her parents’ consent.

“Looks like Logan Paul is surprised!” Robbie wrote in a reply to one of Paul’s posts. “Why? He put a 14 year old girl in his movie without her parents consent. …Parents’ lawsuits aren’t pretty!”

While it’s unclear which individual Davidson is referring to, Paul interviewed a series of elementary-school aged children about the Flat Earth theory for his ‘mockumentary,’ as well as a slew of Flat Earthers at the Conference – although the childrens’ lines were likely scripted, unlike those of their adult counterparts.

While Paul has yet to address the claims, Davidson likewise announced an upcoming feature on ABC’s ‘Nightline’ discussing the YouTuber’s video at the Conference, claiming that Paul “exploited children” for his video.

“Explain to me how Logan Paul can get away with exploiting children without proper legal consent for a prank?” Davidson wrote in a Facebook post. “What is YouTube doing about this?”

Davidson likewise spoke out in a video about the issue prior to his latest callout, where he said that he’d been “punked” into consenting to Paul’s film.

Despite Davidson’s claims that the underage girl required parental consent to appear in Paul’s ‘mockumentary,’ critics have since presented evidence to the contrary, noting that Colorado (where the Conference took place) is a single-party consent state in terms of film recording.

According to Colorado criminal defense specialist H. Michael Steinberg, consent must be granted by “at least one party” in terms of recording or evesdropping on phone calls – so it looks like Paul’s film checks out, for now.

Colorado is a single-party consent state, meaning that consent is required only by one member of a party in terms of recording phone conversations, etc.

Paul himself claimed to be “going undercover” for the film to become “one with the Flat Earthers;” however, instead of a legitimate documentary on the community, Paul’s video played out more like a comedy sketch, duping those who anticipated his first debut into the field.


Addison Rae & Bryce Hall spark engagement rumors after cryptic ring post

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:43

by Alice Hearing


TikTok’s hottest couple, Addison Rae and Bryce Hall, have sparked rumors that they might be getting engaged after Addison flexed a flashy ring on Instagram.

Bryce and Addison — affectionately referred to as ‘Braddison’ by shippers — are two of TikTok’s most popular content creators, who were long rumored to be secretly dating despite their repeated denial to the contrary.

However, on November 30, the two finally confirmed that they are officially dating, and have been together for nearly two months (although they did break up earlier this year after just three days together).

Since their surprise announcement, they haven’t held back with their lovey-dovey social media posts about each other, complete with cuddly, PDA-filled TikToks. And of course, while both creators are still so young, fans of the couple are eager for more content – especially if they decide to tie the knot in the future.

Bryce Hall Addison Rae relationship
Instagram: Bryce Hall
Bryce & Addison confirmed they were dating in November

On Thursday, January 14, Addison was spotted by paparazzi leaving XIV Karats LTD jewelry store in Beverly Hills – and  later on, posted a picture of a new sparkly ring on her ring finger to her Instagram story, leaving fans in a frenzy over what it might mean.

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Instagram: Addison Rae
Addison posted an image of the ring on her Instagram story

Typically, an engagement ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand, and with the way the picture was taken, it does look like it’s on her left hand.

However, while it has prompted speculation that the pair are or could potentially be getting engaged, discussion on drama Instagram account TikTokroom heavily suggests that the pair are getting each other promise rings, instead.

This is something that several famous TikTok couples have done to show their commitment to each other, including Cynthia Parker and Quinton Griggs, as well as Alex Warren and Kouvr Annon, so it wouldn’t be so surprising if this is the case.

Either way, Bryce and Addison are clearly about as lovey-dovey as they could possibly be at this point, and engagement ring or not, the pair look like they’re in it for the long-haul.